Parts of Speech

n f

Root Word (Etymology)

from 1249

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 2:87

KJV Translation Count — 34x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: ministry (16), ministration (6), ministering (3), misc (9)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. service, ministering, esp. of those who execute the commands of others
2. of those who by the command of God proclaim and promote religion among men
a. of the office of Moses
b. of the office of the apostles and its administration
c. of the office of prophets, evangelists, elders etc.
3. the ministration of those who render to others the offices of Christian affection esp. those who help meet need by either collecting or distributing of charities
4. the office of the deacon in the church
5. the service of those who prepare and present food

Strong's Definitions

dee-ak-on-ee'-ah; from (1249) (διάκονος); attendance (as a servant, etc.); figurative (eleemosynary) aid, (official) service (especially of the Christian teacher, or technical of the diaconate): — (ad-) minister (-ing, -tration, -try), office, relief, service (-ing).

Concordance Results Using KJV

But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.


For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this G1248.


That he may take part of this G1248 and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.


And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily G1248.


But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the G1248 of the word.


Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:


And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their G1248, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.


But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the G1248, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.


And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his G1248.


For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: